Saturday, April 9, 2011

Book Release of "The Fires" by Joe Flood Tonight at Bay Plaza Barnes and Noble

Here is a book I can't wait to read. If Ed Koch gives it a thumbs up it must have some truth to it. He was the Mayor many believe put the Bronx on the road to recovery by using pension funds to re-build the Bronx. I was a child at the time but I am fascinated by the period since it affected so much of my childhood. The Book signing is tonight at 7pm at the Bay Plaza Barnes and Nobles. Please read below for more information on the event.


for the paperback release of THE FIRES

“Compelling.” —The New York Times

“[A] keenly researched and masterfully told story.”—City Limits

Bronx Event:
Saturday, April 9, 2011
7:00 PM
Talk, Q&A, and Book Signing
Bay Plaza Barnes & Noble
290 Baychester Ave,
Bronx NY

The case study in recession-era governance that Mayor Mike Bloomberg's reading.
“The Fires is a gripping story of human tragedy and intellectual hubris that casts important new light on one of the most extraordinary episodes in the history of urban living. A cross between The Power Broker and The Wire, The Fires gives us crucial answers to a big question: how do cities fail?”
—Steven Johnson, author Everything Bad is Good for You and The Ghost Map

“Flood uses the NYC Fire Department as the anvil on which to hammer out the events between 1965 and 1977 that led to the city's collapse and changed the way we run big cities....I was enthralled by Flood's spectacular and insightful account."—Ed Koch, former Mayor of New York City

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